Diversity in systems of knowledge

I recommended following this excellent blog about community health and libraries: Bringing Health Information to the Community.

This latest post points to MentorNet, which supports diversity in the science and engineering fields.  I’m also reading an article from the August issue of Information Outlook on Protecting Traditional Cultural Expressions. You must be a member of Special Libraries Association to read it, but it gives a good introduction to the complexity of the issue of copyright, intellectual property, and traditional and indigenous cultures.

In conjunction, both articles call for a new, cooperative worldview that respects, protects, and learns from multiple systems of knowledge.

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